Drug name: Brand Zyrtec
Active substance: Cetirizine HCl
Pharmacological effects: Cetirizine is a competitive antagonist of histamine, which works by blocking H1-histamine receptors, thus relieving the allergic symptoms and preventing their development. The drug also expresses antipruritic and antiexudative effects. Cetirizine affects the primary histamine-dependent stage of the allergic reaction as well as release of the inflammatory mediators on the later stages of the allergic reaction, constricts the migration of eosinophils, neutrophils, basophils and stabilizes the membrane of the mast cells. Decreases the permeability of the capillary walls thus preventing the swelling. The drug also lessens bronchial-constriction in mild bronchial asthma. Cetirizine HCl has nearly no anticholinergic and anti-serotonine effect.
Indications: The drug is indicated in treatmen of adults and children older the 6 years for the following conditions:
- Whole-year or seasonal allergic rhinitis
- Allergic conjunctivitis
- Allergic hives, chronic idiopathic hives
- Quincke's oedema
- Allergic dermatoses
- Atopic dermatitis
Warnings and Precautions: The drugs should not be used in the following conditions:
- Hypersensitivity to any components of the preparations.
- The drug should not be used in children younger then 6 months
The drug should be used with caution in the fillowing:
- Chronic renal failure
- Elderly age
Side-effects: Drugs may cause side-effects which in specific patients may manifest differently. In the following paragraph we want to underline the most serious and frequent side-effect of Brand Zyrtec that were identified by the drug manufacturers. The possibility of the adverse effect manifestation depends only on the individual and his specific traits. Brand Zyrtec side-effects include:
- Dry mouth
- Allergic reactions
- Angioneurotic shock
For full information on any risks and adverse effects associated with Cetirizine HCl , please consult your doctor, read the included leaflet or contact our customer support service.
Interactions: Before using Cetirizine HCl please tell your doctor which drugs or supplements you are already taking including those bought without a prescription. Also check if any additional medicine which you will take during the course of Brand Zyrtec therapy are safe in combination. Especially mention if you are taking the following groups of drugs:
Patients information: Brand Zyrtec is not to be shared with healthy individuals. It is strictly FORBIDDEN to use the drugs in treatment of any conditions unrelated to their indications. The product as well as utilized vials, syringes, needles if used during the course of treatment should be kept out of reach of children and never reused.